Palace on Bong Revilla's 'demolition job' accusation: No time for that
Malacañang on Tuesday brushed aside Senator Ramon Bong Revilla's accusation that President Benigno Aquino III's administration is "targeting" opposition lawmakers linked to a P10-billion scam involving their "pork barrel" funds.
At a press briefing, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the government has no time to entertain these kinds of allegations.
"Marami pong problemang hinaharap ang pamahalaan at marami tayong sinusuong at pinagtutuunan ng pansin... Because of the focus on those problems, hindi na din po kami nag-aatas pa or nagbibigay pa ng panahon para doon sa mga ganitong bagay," Valte said.
On Monday, Revilla said it was Malacañang which "engineered" the controversy involving 28 lawmakers, whose "pork barrel" funds were allegedly used by bogus non-government organizations to fund ghost projects worth P10 billion.
The senator, a possible presidential candidate in 2016, said the fact that only non-allies of the administration are being "dragged" into the controversy makes the supposed anomaly "suspicious."
Valte meanwhile dared Revilla to reveal the name of the person from Malacañang who supposedly warned him of the supposed demolition job.
"I understand that the senator mentioned that he has a source. We would appreciate it if that information was given to us because, certainly, that is not the case—na sinasabing sa amin po nanggagaling ‘yung sinasabi po niyang demolition job," the President's spokesperson said. —KG, GMA News